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Thank you for visiting Cyber Matters.  In this blog we aim to discuss issues relating to cyber security, with brief articles, that don’t get carried away with too much technical detail.
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We operate in an industry in which there is a lot of over hyped nonsense discussed, as well as some really important issues.  In Cyber Matters we aim to cut through this and get straight to the point in an easy to understand way.   Our bloggers are free to talk about any area relating to Cyber Security, Computer Security, Information Security or what ever term you prefer to use.

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  • The Secure Internet of Things - The Internet of Things (IoT) is big news at the moment, being used as a title for just about everything that interacts with the internet, be it man or machine. In some areas the commentary is just starting to recognise that security and privacy are issues. And as you expect, various players are putting forward […]
  • Flexibility should come as standard in Information Exchange Gateways - In my role as a Solution Architect regular readers of this blog will know that this year I’ve been heavily involved in Information Exchange Gateways. I was recently over in Brussels at the European Defence Agency (EDA) headquarters to deliver a final presentation on the IEG work we have done for them. Possibly the biggest […]
  • No, Shellshock does not defeat SELinux - A week is a long time in Cyber Security. These past few weeks you may have heard about the latest ‘big vulnerability’, dubbed ShellShock. If you haven’t, or want more information on it, I direct you to the best authority I know: Wikipedia.
  • Diodes are Diodes, Guards are Guards - Over the last 3-5 years Data Diodes have grown in popularity as a solution for moving data between isolated networks. With this has come creative marketing to leverage the term ‘Diode’ for solutions that are anything but. Let’s just take a few moments to revise some of the fundamental modes of secure information exchange.
  • Booting Linux Securely - A report from Learning Tree “Linux Scores Highest in UK Government Security Assessment” has analysed the CESG set of reports on the security of end user devices, in which CESG assessed 11 operating systems. The Learning Tree report observed: Of those, Linux got the best overall score The report then looked at the criteria used to […]
  • A Brief Introduction into Threat Analysis - The purpose of this blog piece is to introduce the concept of threat analysis, what it is and why it’s a good idea, while at the same time present a simple and effective way to try it yourself.  It is part of a blog series on the development approach at Nexor.
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